Basketball: Adams, Bogut share different philosophy going to game 7

Steven Adams defends Andrew Bogut during game six. Photo / Getty Images
Steven Adams defends Andrew Bogut during game six. Photo / Getty Images

Andrew Bogut and Steven Adams are taking different approaches to the final, NBA sudden death playoff battle between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Bogut, the veteran Australian centre for the defending NBA champion Warriors, figures Adams' Thunder must be demoralised.

Adams, the carefree off the court, hard-nosed on the court New Zealand brute, disagrees.

"If you're asking about the spirit in our team, it's pretty good bro," Adams told reporters.

In one of the great NBA Playoff games, the Warriors overcame a seven point deficit in the final minutes on Sunday at Oklahoma City's parochial arena to steal the contest 108-101.

It evened the Western Conference Finals series 3-3, with the final game seven at the Warriors' Oracle Arena on Tuesday.

"It's tough to have that lead and keep us at bay and then all of a sudden we go over the top by three and then six," Bogut said.

"I guess it's pretty demoralising."

Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 41 points, including an NBA Playoff record 11 three pointers.

The Warriors dual NBA MVP Steph Curry was scoreless in the first 15 minutes of the game, but killed off the Thunder's hopes of a win with two straight three-pointers in the final minutes while the Thunder went scoreless.

The Warriors, despite playing the final game on their home court, are not taking the Thunder for granted.

"Our job isn't done and we have a lot more work to do," Bogut said.

The game seven winner plays the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, with game one on Friday.

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